A night at the exhibition (RA Alexander Clinthorne)


So it's the exhibition opening of our Resident Artist: Alexander Clinthorne,
"ENTANGLED INDONESIAN INSECTS" was a great night! Amazing crowd, and of course awesome pcs of art!


Enjoy the picture-jump!









my awesome bow tie necklace, made by the artist,



"My artwork examines the workings of cause and effect in ecological and social circumstances. Through sculpture and sound, I explore themes of transition, competition,abandonment and disposability. Before studying art, I studied languages. My experience with memorizing vocabularies and assembling sentences influences the way that I break downforms.

One day, I found a twisted dried leaf in a forest and noticed that the contours of the curled veins were exquisitely arranged. There was a quality of discarded elegance about the leaf. Finding that leaf seeded numerous questions in my mind and sparked my artistic endeavors. 

To better understand the curving of leaves, I created a tangible vocabulary of curves using clay. After creating an abundant vocabulary, I can begin to assemble the vocabulary into new constructions.

Vocabulary creation has aided in both physical and conceptual explorations. Over the past several years, I have studied and observed the way that things dry. One of my favorite things to watch dry are insect carcasses. Anything that grows with water content will have natural tensions when drying that will cause shapes to sway like three-dimensional calligraphy.

In 2011, I began combining leaves' curves with converging line patterns of dried insects and exoskeletons. Exoskeletons and dried leaves share a similar quality of abandoned elegance. Combining these two bodies of work has resulted in sculptures that enclose space. The enclosed volume provides space to install speakers which play faint vibrations that resonate within the hollowness. I aim to give the sense that something residual stillingers inside the exoskeleton sculptures. Through this resonating hollowness, I explore a transitional period between occupation and departure.

Before creating artwork, I explore ideas through research. Interviews have been an effective form of research. I have conducted interviews on subjects ranging from forgotten folklore to over-consumption. My recent works are presented through a pairing of sculpture with composed sound, interviews or stories. The addition of interviews and stories has widened the focus of my art.

Currently, I am examining the cultural transitions occurring in a rapidly  globalizing world." -Alexander M Clinthorne

[this one photo by H. Kane]

Check out his website at
http://alexanderclinthorne.wix.com/portfolio
http://alexanderclinthorne.wix.com/sounds


thank you guys for reading!

xxx

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